ANIMAL ESSENTIALS RECEIVES ORGANIC CERTIFICATION MARCH 2011 ANIMAL ESSENTIALS IS NOW A CERTIFIED ORGANIC FACILITY. THEY MANUFACTURE HERBAL BASED PET SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBAL TINCTURES. THEY MANUFACTURE THEIR PRODUCTS IN MONTANA USA ..
A pet memorial garden is a beautiful way for a grieving heart to honor a beloved pet and connect to the healing properties of nature. Making a pet garden is easy, fun and joyful. Here are 5 easy steps to make a pet memorial tribute garden.1. Choose Between an Indoor or Outdoor GardenOutdoor Garden. Small or large, a pet garden should be in a place that brings you joy. Maybe a place that your pet loved to lay down, sleep or play. Or pick a spot where you can sit and contemplate nature and find pe..
by Kate RiegerIf you are a cat owner you may notice that cats usually tolerate whatever pain they feel. This may be the reason why feline lower urinary tract disorder is considered the most misdiagnosed disorder in cats. You will never notice them suffering from this problem until such a time that they are in the worst situation. As the owner, you should know what the signs of feline lower urinary tract disease are so you could treat your cat earlier.There are several therapies for a feline lowe..
by Jadon SluckGiving a cat a pill can be a nightmare. No cat wants something shoved down his throat, and he will fight you tooth and nail to prevent it. Although most cats are small in size, you'd be quite amazed with how much power they actually have. There are ways that you can get your cat to take his pills, which we will cover below.The easiest way to give a cat pill is to crush the power into a powdery form by putting it between two spoons. Once the pill is powder, mix it in with some wet c..
by Larry VolwilerIf you've decided to bring your puppy home, that's just the first step. You need to get your house ready for him. You're going to have lots to do around the house. After all, puppies are not so different from toddlers and like children, will want to explore all areas of your house.But how do you know if your house is safe and ready for your new puppy? Listed below is a checklist for you to take note of before you bring your new puppy home:1. Clear your house of poisonous items -..
by Kayye NynneImagine that every time you attempt to talk to your best friend their response is one of harsh scolding words. Now picture this happening not once, twice or thrice but almost every single day. I'm betting soon there won't be much of anything to call as friendship left! I'll even go out on a limb here and hazard a guess that soon the two of you won't be talking altogether. Perhaps you'd withdraw into some kinda shell or maybe the bombardment of negativity and criticism would drive y..
by Lamar DeaneBefore purchasing a dog for a pet you must make a sincere, thoughtful commitment. Try to match your desires to the needs of the dog.Before you start your search for a new dog there are the following 18 things to consider.1. Obligation and DedicationOwning a dog requires a long-term commitment. Adopting a dog on impulse often ends in disaster. Dogs don't make very good birthday or Christmas presents. The decision to acquire a dog should be discussed with all family members.2. TimeDo..
by Dori SchwaigerFor the sake of your pets and family, please stop using chemical pesticides.Toxic pesticides are considered an active poison. They are extremely dangerous to your health, your pets health and our environment.Every year, thousands of domestic pets and wild life lose their lives to the ravaging effects of pesticide poisoning. Most pet lovers also enjoy gardening and the great outdoors. Little do they know what caustic ingredients are in the pesticides that are being sprayed on law..
by CS SwarensDo you pick out a pet to fulfill a need or do you consider the added health benefits of owning a pet?A great number of people want to have pets simply so that they can have something cute, cuddly or an animal that will always love them, never leave them and never complain. Some people have pets because they need assistance and the pets have been trained to offer them the assistance that they need just to get by.Still others want to have more exotic pets... some for the purpose of br..
by Catherine SmithDo you have at least three hours a day free for supervised out of the cage "ferret play time," and additional time for grooming and cage cleanings? This is what you will need to have a truly happy fuzzball. From a ferret's point of view, the more playtime the better.Play for a ferret will often involve hide-and-seek games, or some form of predator/prey game in which either the human attempts to catch the ferret or the ferret to catch the human.Ferrets are social animals and nee..
by Catherine SmithThe lack of truly ideal ferret foods is one reason there is growing interest in more natural diets for ferrets.Basic Feeding RulesFerrets have unique feeding requirements, which are now finally being addressed by commercial pet food manufacturers, though with varying success. Ferrets are obligate carnivores, and food passes through the digestive system of a ferret very quickly. They have a sweet tooth but do not give in -- avoid sweet treats (including raisins and other fruits)..
by Janice SherwoodAfter a night at Mt Gorilla Nest cease, it was a breaking daylight on the 15th Saturday of December when a led a Gorilla tour of 4 people from Abacus African Vacations. A cold gentle snake blew over Ruhengeri city, facing the Virunga Volcanoes. It is here that the where chief Rwanda tourism offices are located so I handed in the Gorilla permits the group I led that was invented to chase Gorillas in Parc Des National Volcans. In our journey we were to Visit both Uganda and Rwand..
Jac was ill. The once proud tomcat was wasting away, and he'd developed a serious upper respiratory infection. Blood tests showed he was suffering the effects of Feline AIDS, otherwise known as the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or FIV. This is a disease that attacks and impairs the immune system. It cannot be passed to humans and is not the same virus as HIV, although both viruses do attack their victims in a similar manner. Veterinarians said Jac's condition was untreatable, and they suggested ..
by Kate RiegerBy the time you finish reading this, you are going to understand what is causing your dog's canine urinary incontinence and what steps you can take to get rid of it. Urinary continence is a common problem that is unpleasant for both pet owners and their dogs. What's worse is that it is often caused by illnesses that can become life-threatening if they are not treated in time. First, it's important to figure out what could be causing your dog's urinary incontinence.Here are 5 possib..
by June SabeFeral cats are different from stray cats. Stray cats are usually the product of a person's irresponsibility. Irresponsibility could be defined in two ways when it comes to strays: dumping a cat to fend for itself and/or neglecting to spay and neuter their cats. Stray cats can be timid, but are often easily tamed. Feral cats are cats that were probably born to wild parents and are wild themselves. Feral cats have had no human interaction and are very difficult to tame.Because feral ca..
by June SabeIf your cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes, you might be afraid of what the future holds for your beloved pet. The good news is that cats can live long, healthy lives after being diagnosed with diabetes. The trick is that you, as a pet owner, must be dedicated to care for your cat during his or her illness. Diabetes is not a death sentence for pets. Here is some information to help you understand what you need to do to help your diabetic cat.Regular Medical Care: After your ca..
by June SabeIf you are thinking about getting a pet for your home, you might want to consider a guinea pig. Guinea pigs, also called cavies, are lovable furry little critters that will bring you a lot of joy. In addition, guinea pigs can be a perfect first pet for children because they are easy to care for and more cuddly than a hamster and or fish. Here is some more information to help you determine whether a guinea pig is the right pet for you.If you are thinking about getting a pet for your h..
by June SabeIf you are new to owning a cat, you may be surprised to find that health problems are a common thing. No matter what breed of cat you own, health problems are to be expected. Some may be hereditary, while others can easily be prevented.Worms -- No matter what breed of cat it may be, worms are a very common and recurring problem. Tapeworms, roundworms, and hookworms are among the most common that infect cats. Cats who have problems gaining weight, problems with fleas, or if you find w..
by Marlene AffeldMore and more people are electing to avoid the risk of chemical contamination of their bodies, families and homes. Fortunately, solutions for addressing change exist and are within easy access. Choosing eco-friendly alternatives allows us to live a natural, green lifestyle.The benefits of organic bedding, eating organic foods and wearing organic clothing are numerous. Organic Foods The Organic Food Association tells us: "It's common sense; organic food is good food. Good to eat,..
by Cindy PappSurgery is one measure you can take to ward off the signs of aging. But there is another, more natural way that can help stall the aging process. First, a lesson on how your body ages...Your body constantly makes new cells every day. It uses building blocks called nutrients to create these cells. If your body isn't getting the nutrients it needs, it simply will not build new and healthy cells. In fact, it will make sub-quality cells instead, resulting in dull, thin skin, lack of ene..